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Saturday, 5 January 2013
Victim of brutal Warri rape gang in coma, 2 suspects arrested.
A lady believed to be in her early twenties has been raped to an unconscious state by four men around Cemetery Road in Warri, Delta State. The victim, who is now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital, was said to have boarded a taxi cab with four male passengers from Odion Road to her residence in Aguowe Street, Off Mac Demot Road.
Daily Sun gathered that the driver suddenly took a different direction towards Cemetery Road to the chagrin of the victim. It was further learnt that the victim challenged the driver of the taxi but the other passengers drew a dagger and threatened to kill her if she raised any alarm.
They, thereafter, drove down to a storey building on the Cemetery Road where the miscreants had a field day raping the victim until she became unconscious.
However, luck ran out on them as the matter was reported to the Quick Response Squad of the Delta State Police Command in Warri, who swung into action and arrested one Akpofure, Seih and Obrakpo all of Nos. 24, 64 and 66, Cemetery Road, Warri. Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Famous Ajieh, who confirmed the arrests in Asaba yesterday, stated that the police were currently on the trail of the fourth suspect, one Ebeme.
Ajieh said the arrested suspects had confessed to the crime, adding that one Black Berry phone used by the suspects in recording the rape action was recovered.
Ajieh informed that the command also had in its custody three suspected murderers and kidnappers including Ikwueke, Uwaguna and Evjouke. He said the gang members were arrested for allegedly killing one Emmanuel Chukwunolu, who refused to be kidnapped on December 23, 2012 at Ebeneku in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state.
The police spokesman added that investigation into the matter was on with a view to arresting other members of the kidnap syndicate.